The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) is the European Commission's strategy to promote economic growth and improve social inclusion through a more digitally proficient Europe. The DAE is one of the flagship Europe 2020 initiatives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
The e-Skills for Jobs Campaign is a major awareness-raising campaign of the European Commission, with the aim of highlighting the need for improved ICT skills for work. The initiative provides a unique pan-European platform to promote and share experiences and best practices in e-Skills, foster cooperation, and efficiently mobilise stakeholders.
Safer Internet Day, which takes place in February each year, is a global initiative aimed at keeping people safe online. Funded by the European Commission, the initiative puts a special focus on the online safety of children and young people.
The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs is a partnership of stakeholders who are committed to addressing the digital skills gap in Europe. It brings together organisations that are working across both the public and private sectors, including education providers and businesses. The Grand Coalition was launched by the European Commission in 2013 and has over 80 members who have pledged concrete actions to close digital skills gaps and raise the level of digital competence across the continent.
The project Online4EDU introduces online collaboration tools in education by providing a blended learning course for teachers. Five partner organizations from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Ireland are involved in creating and establishing a training that complies with the ECDL standards for online collaboration tools. The project is founded within the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. LIKTA (ECDL Operator in Latvia) coordinates the 24 month lasting project from September 2014 till the end of August 2016. More information about the ongoing project can be found at: www.online4edu.eu
European Vocational Skills week is an initiative of the European Commission, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of vocational education and training (VET). ECDL, as a leading international vocational certification, has been used extensively to prepare people for the workforce, equipping them with the key vocational skills that they will need to succeed.
The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is a partnership of organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors that works to tackle digital skills shortages across Europe. The Coalition was formed by the European Commission as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, and follows on from the earlier Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, which operated from 2013 to 2016.
Cybersecurity is increasingly important to more and more people. The risks and dangers online can affect anyone, anywhere. European Cyber Security Month is an initiative of the European Commission to raise awareness of the need to stay safe online. It brings together different departments of the Commission, and is supported by a range of stakeholders each year in October.